Desert Solitaire is a collection of vignettes about life in the wilderness that reflects on the fierce beauty of the desert, the cruel indifference of nature, and the reckless destruction of the American West. The book, based on the author's experiences as a park ranger in Utah, explores the spiritual and philosophical dimensions of the desert environment, critiquing the commercialization and urbanization of the wild, and underscoring the importance of preserving natural landscapes.
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This book is on the following lists:
- 7th on Extreme Classics: The 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time (National Geographic Adventure Magazine)
- 7th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
- 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction (ThoughtCo)